This Easy Healthy Vegan Kadai Curry recipe is an easy restaurant-style side dish you can make at home too! Chock full of slightly sauteed mix veggies is simmered in tomato gravy, seasoned with fresh Kadai masala here. Serve this vegetable Kadai with hot butter naan, soft phulka or even mild jeera rice for a comforting meal. Here is an easy step by step Kadai vegetable recipe for you to try!
What is a Kadai Curry?
Kadai Curry is a delicious, spicy & flavorful dish made traditionally with chicken ( but don’t worry, there is no chicken here, just veggies), onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic & fresh ground spices known as Kadai masala. Kadai translates to an Indian wok which is the most basic kitchen essential in Indian homes. … The fresh ground Kadai masala is the key to this yummy and much flavorful dish.
Let’s make this badass curry!
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For Kadai masala spice mix:
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
4-6 dried red chilies
The veggies for the Kadai:
1/2 cup/115g peeled and chopped potatoes
1/2 cup/115g peeled and chopped carrots
1/3 cup/80g chopped french beans (or mangetout)
1/3 cup /110g cauliflower florets
1/2 a bell pepper, cubed
1/3 cup/50g green peas
2 tablespoons oil
1 bay leaf
1 big onion chopped
2 big tomatoes pureed
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon of garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon kasuri methi (if you can find it)
Making Kadai masala powder.
1. First of all dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dried red chilies well.
Cool and grind to a fine powder.
2. Clean, peel and chop the veggies into batons or cubes.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter or oil in a Kadai ( or just use a wok). Add the cut veggies, 2 tablespoons prepared Kadai masala powder and saute well for 7-8 minutes. The veggies should wilt and shrink. Remove to a plate and set aside.
3. Puree two large tomatoes. Chop onions finely. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a Kadai or thick pan.
Pu the cloves and bay leaves, once browned, take them off. Next, add finely chopped onions and saute a bit.
Add minced ginger-garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
4. Next, add the tomato puree and saute well. Add garam masala powder, turmeric powder and mix well.
Add the remaining Kadai masala spice powder you made earlier and mix well. Saute till the tomatoes are well cooked and mushy.
5. Now add the sauteed veggies and mix well. Add about 2 cups water and required salt. Simmer till the sauce thickens for about 6-7 minutes.
6. Add crushed Kasuri methi and mix well. Remove from flame and serve Kadai vegetable hot.